By Roland C. Anderson
The visually arresting and sometimes misunderstood octopus has lengthy captured renowned mind's eye. With an alien visual appeal and an uncanny mind, this unheard of sea creature has encouraged worry in well-known lore and legends - from the enormous octopus assault in 20,000 Leagues below the Sea to Ursula the ocean witch in The Little Mermaid. but its precise nature is extra wondrous nonetheless. After many years of study, the authors exhibit a delicate, curious, and playful animal with impressive intelligence, a capability to protect itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an difficult anxious method, and complicated problem-solving talents.
In this fantastically photographed ebook, 3 major marine biologists carry readers head to head with those amazingly complicated animals that experience interested scientists for many years. From the molluscan ancestry of today’s octopus to its creative anatomy, awesome mating and predatory behaviors, and other-worldly family, the authors take readers in the course of the incredible lifestyles cycle, uncovering the main points of certain octopus personalities. With own narratives, underwater study, lovely closeup images, and considerate suggestions for maintaining octopuses in captivity, Octopus is the 1st finished usual heritage of this shrewdpermanent denizen of the ocean.